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Amphicarpum purshii

Amphicarpum purshii Kunth

Blue Maidencane, Hairy Maidencane, Pursh's Blue Maidencane

Poaceae (Grass family)

Synonym(s): Amphicarpum amphicarpon

USDA Symbol: AMPU6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Caryopsis
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: DE , FL , GA , MA , MD , NC , NJ , NY , SC , VA
Native Habitat: Sandy pinelands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Amphicarpum purshii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Amphicarpum purshii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Amphicarpum purshii


Record Modified: 0000-00-00
Research By: CBR

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